North Idaho

Motions to bar death penalty in police killing case denied

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The death penalty is still an option for a man accused of killing a Coeur d'Alene police officer.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Kootenai County District Court Judge Lansing Haynes on Monday denied two motions from the defense asking that he not allow the death penalty to be among the potential punishments for 26-year-old Jonathan Renfro.
Renfro is accused of the 2015 shooting death of Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore.
In a series of hearings that began last week, Haynes has heard arguments from Renfro's defense team as to why their client should not face execution. Arguments have ranged from international law to specifics about the encounter between Renfro and Moore.
Haynes said he will rule on the defense's most recent argument on Oct. 12.